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David Bowie, Radiohead And Skepta Included On 2016 Mercury Music Prize Shortlist


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Radiohead, Skepta, The 1975 and the late David Bowie are the big names to have been shortlisted for the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize, with Adele and previous winner James Blake the notable absences.

The 12-strong shortlist, picked by a panel of music critics, industry figures and artists, was announced on Thursday morning (August 4th) on BBC Radio 6 Music. David Bowie’s 25th and final album Blackstar, released just two days before his death in January this year, is already being touted as one of the favourites to win the overall prize when the winner is announced on September 15th.

Radiohead’s recent album A Moon Shaped Pool makes the Oxford five-piece the most nominated act in Mercury Prize history. Their albums OK Computer, Amnesiac, Hail To the Thief and In Rainbows all made shortlists in previous years, and this doesn’t even count lead singer Thom Yorke’s nomination for his 2006 solo album The Eraser. However, they have not yet won the award.

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Michael Kiwanuka supporting Carole King on the third day of British Summer Time Hyde Park - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 3rd July 2016

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New Names In The Sziget Festival 2014 Line-Up Including The Prodigy And Lily Allen

Posted on 17 March 2014

New Names In The Sziget Festival 2014 Line-up Including The Prodigy And Lily Allen

Michael Kiwanuka Launches 'Movement Records'

Posted on 23 October 2013

Michael Kiwanuka Launches 'Movement Records'

Wilderness Festival 2013: Martha Wainwright, Sam Lee, The Bees And London Grammar Added To The Line-Up

Posted on 22 March 2013

Wilderness Festival 2013: Martha Wainwright, Sam Lee, The Bees And London Grammar Added To The Line-up

Sziget Festival 2013 Announce Dizzee Rascal & Enter Shikari Plus 24 More Added To Thye Line-Up

Posted on 07 March 2013

Sziget Festival 2013 Announce Dizzee Rascal & Enter Shikari Plus 24 More Added To Thye Line-up

Wilderness Festival Announces 2013 Line-Up

Posted on 25 February 2013

Wilderness Festival Announces 2013 Line-up

Sasquatch! Music Festival Sets Lineup For May 24-27, 2013 At The Gorge, Washington

Posted on 05 February 2013

Sasquatch! Music Festival Sets Lineup For May 24-27, 2013 At The Gorge, Washington

Dermot O'leary Presents The Saturday Sessions 2013

Posted on 23 January 2013

Dermot O'leary Presents The Saturday Sessions 2013

Michael Kiwanuka and Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize Thursday 1st November 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize held at the Roundhouse - Arrivals

Michael Kiwanuka and Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize
Michael Kiwanuka and Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize
Michael Kiwanuka and Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize

Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2012: Our Predictions


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As the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2012 draws near, we have a look at the shortlist and the likelihood of each act actually walking away with the prize. There’s no such thing as a done deal when it comes to the Mercury Music Prize; the ones that you think are the favourites never seem to walk away the title, the judging panel is very hard to second guess. But hey, that’s not going to stop us giving it a try!

Alt-J: An Awesome Wave

These quirky popsters have crept up on the public throughout 2012, and with their debut album garnering critical acclaim in all corners of the press, they’ve been pegged by many as the favourites to win. A recent survey conducted by Spotify showed that Alt-J’s tracks had been streamed more times that any other nominated artist. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re going to walk home with the prize though.

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Michael Kiwanuka and Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize - Michael Kiwanuka, Wednesday 12th September 2012 at the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize albums of the Year nominations 2012 held at the Hospital club.

Michael Kiwanuka and Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize
Michael Kiwanuka and Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize
Michael Kiwanuka and Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize
Michael Kiwanuka and Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize
Michael Kiwanuka and Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize

Michael Kiwanuka and Bestival Sunday 9th September 2012 Bestival 2012 held at Robin Hill Country Park - Day Four

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Atmosphere and Michael Kiwanuka
Michael Kiwanuka and Bestival
Michael Kiwanuka and Bestival
Michael Kiwanuka and Bestival
Michael Kiwanuka and Bestival

Various Artists, Communion: New Faces Album Review


The broad church that supports the collective assembly of Communion Records was only formed 6 years ago through the vision of Ben 'Mumford' Lovett, bassist Kevin Jones and producer Ian Grimble. From its early roots as a club night, it has now flourished into an umbrella that nurtures, produces and records some of the most interesting and individual emerging talents around. Communion Records has already had a helping hand in the development of Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Matthew And The Atlas, Alessi's Ark, Pete Roe and Lissie to name but a few. 'Communion: New Faces' represents the label's third full-length compilation and contains no less than 20 tracks from a diverse string of like-minded artists.

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Michael Kiwanuka and Latitude Festival Saturday 14th July 2012 Latitude Festival 2012 - Day 2

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